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Iran: 16 Prisoners Executed in four days

27 Apr 16
Iran: 16 Prisoners Executed in four days

Iran Human Rights (APR 27 2016): At least 16 prisoners have been executed during the last four days in Iran.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported about the execution of six prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison of Karaj (est of Tehran) early Wednesday morning 27. April. According to close sources six of the nine prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinement i this prison were hanged. Executions of three prisoners were postponed and the prisoners were returned to their wards.  Two of the prisoners who were executed today were identified as Kazem Salimi and Jamshid Nouripour, according to IHR's sources. All the prisoners were chraged with murder.



One prisoner was hanged on Tuesday 26. April. According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Qazvin (Northwestern Iran) reported about the execution of a prisoner in Chourbin prison of Qazvin. The prisoner who was charged with murder was not identified by name.

Eight other prisoners were hanged in the prison of Zahedan (Baluchistan Province). on Saturday (23 April) and Monday (25. April). Five of the prisoners were sentenced to death for drug related charges and three of the convicted of murder. Three of the prisoners were identified as "Jamshid Dehvari" (30) and Sadeh Rigi (35), both with murder charges. One prisoner identified as "Mohammad Sancholi" (22) is believed to be sentenced to death for an offence convicted as a minor. IHR is investigating the details about Sancholi's case. The executions in Zahedan were reported by HRANA and confirmed by IHR.

One prisoner was hanged on Sunday 24. April in the prison of Sari according to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Mazandaran Province (Northern Iran), The prisoner was identified as "Z. Ch." (27) and was sentenced to qisas for murder charges. Another prisoner was  executed on Sunday in the same prison.